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Accounting - Director of Accounting

2001 Joshua Rd, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444, USA Req #3636
Monday, August 8, 2022
Since 1858, Hajoca has been blending the strengths and clout of a large company with freedom and opportunity for employees. The company will continue to grow and prosper because our fundamental business philosophy works: emphasis on entrepreneurial spirit, expert knowledge, strong incentives for our employees, and devotion to Hajoca’s proven business principles of “Service, Integrity, Reliability."
Job Description
The Director of Accounting will support the Controller and CFO in developing and managing all accounting related practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting. This position will be responsible for partnering with field leadership, other support departments, and outside providers to ensure compliance with financial procedures, accountability and control of the Company’s financial resources. As part of these responsibilities, the Director of Accounting will evaluate and recommend appropriate improvements to the Company’s accounting and financial reporting processes, ensuring that practices and controls are functioning as intended and are in line with the overall goals of the organization.  Additionally, the Director of Accounting will be a leader in the acquisition due diligence process.

Job Duties
As the Director of Accounting with Hajoca your specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead and develop a cohesive, professional team in accounting, financial reporting, inventory management and system initiatives. 
  • Be responsible for the financial due diligence in acquisitions, including analyzing the financial and operational results of businesses to be acquired through reviewing accounting records, conducting interviews and performing due diligence.
  • Guide, manage and report out on the acquisition due diligence process of all functional teams.
  • Develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures that will improve the overall effectiveness of the finance & accounting operations and organization. 
  • Manage an accurate and timely closing process (monthly, quarterly and year-end, consolidated and US results) including financial statements and supporting schedules. 
  • Provide outstanding service to all customers: 
    • Develop, implement Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for service & value.
    • Proactively resolve issues for Profit Center Managers and field leaders.
    • Create training materials & resources for support personnel, field profit center managers, and accounting teams.
  • Assist with establishing timely and accurate analysis of financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the senior leadership in performing their responsibilities.
  • Review reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts every month, escalating all continuing or material reconciling items/issues to the Controller on a timely basis.
  • Maintain technical accounting expertise and ensuring all new GAAP issues are identified, reviewed with the Controller and CFO, documented in memo/policy/procedure format, and reviewed with external auditors for approval and sign-off prior to the annual audit process.  
  • Manage relationships with external auditors for the annual audit process of both the financial statements and retirement benefit plans, including timely preparation of workpapers and draft financial statements and responsiveness to auditor requests.
  • Ensure the timely accumulation of financial information from all Hajoca subsidiaries in order to analyze financial data prior the creation of the monthly consolidated financial statements and quarterly debt covenants. 
  • Providing active leadership in financial systems needs and operations.
  • Being an advocate within the team and the National Support Center of Hajoca’s decentralized model, culture and values.
  • Assist with special projects and other duties, as needed.

Although Hajoca is a large company, we work in a decentralized environment where each of our locations, called Profit Centers, is run by the Profit Center Manager as if it was their own small business.  We give you the tools you need to succeed, investing in your personal and professional growth through targeted training programs, and reward team success through our profit sharing opportunities and generous benefits package which includes:
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • 401 (k) and retirement cash account
  • Life insurance
  • Pre-tax accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
All interested applicants must be/possess:
  • Strong technical GAAP knowledge aligned to business operations
  • Acquisition experience: Valuation, Due Diligence & Integrations
  • Extremely well organized and detail-oriented 
  • Strong working knowledge of Financial Systems, Microsoft Excel, and Data Management 
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and research skills 
  • Ability to make presentations and teach/train others new processes and procedures
  • Adaptable in a frequently-changing, fast-paced environment 

Domestic US travel up to 25% of the time may be necessary

Education, Training, Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA preferred
  • 10+ years business experience 
  • Leadership of teams, cross functional initiatives
  • National (Big 4 or other) audit firm experience or Experienced in Distribution / Manufacturing 

Hajoca Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled). 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected category pursuant to federal, state or local laws and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any such categories/status. Hajoca values diversity, equity and inclusion and this policy applies to all employment practices at Hajoca.  Hajoca is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to, during the application process.  Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.

We are a drug free workplace. Employment is contingent upon pre-employment drug screening, and successful completion of a background investigation subject to any federal, state and local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • 2001 Joshua Rd, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444, USA